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Happy obligatory christmas theme! Single column, decorative sidebar of 3 christmas bobbles, and EVERY colour is customisable. Check out the full list of customise options here.
I got a few requests for a simple Newspaper theme, after I made my Daily Prophet theme. This theme is fairly simplistic, just a few customise options which you can check here. Single column with a sidebar and header. Works on all major browsers.
Moved url? Be a sadist and make visitors burn the lovable weighted companion cube in order to move on to your blog.
- Create a new blog alongside your current one. Use the same url you had on your main blog before you changed it.
- Install this theme and look at the customise options to insert the url of your new blog. (How to install?)
Works in Chrome and Safari. A few issues in Firefox, but it still redirects just fine. IE offers a popup to redirect users instead.
I’ve been wanting to make a Pride theme for a while. This is for everyone who has a different sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual preference from the norm and takes pride in who they are!
There are 11 different flag options
There are a lot of flags out there. I did the most prominent ones, but I will gladly create more options for those who ask.
I will do: Any flag representing an identity that falls under the ‘queer’ umbrella.
I won’t do: Ally flags, country/region-specific flags.
Check out the live preview for the full list of customise options
Before you ask how to add links, those are just regular page links. When you create a page, make sure to click “Show a link to this page”. You have 6 to 9 links depending on the flag you pick.
As a special bonus for one of my good friends in Washington State, I also have an R74 version of this theme. This is the ONLY regional flag I am doing. Get the code for this version here.
After making themes for Sherlock and John, apparently Molly had to be included. You guys better adore me for this, because I almost went blind looking at the excessive pink and flowers and hearts and kittens and *gags* comic sans. It’s perfect for anyone running a Molly Hooper roleplay blog. Works perfectly on the latest versions of all major browsers. Check the live preview for customise options.
Of course, I take no credit for the design, given that it’s based on the official BBC blog. However I do take full credit for the reconstruction and translation into a tumblr theme.
An old favourite improved. This was always a style-over-functionality type of theme, but I’ve added several new features which improve functionality, as well as improving appearance. It’s done in about half as many lines of code, too.
- Posts arranged as books on a shelf. They popup with a preview when hovered over.
- Permalink pages displayed as open books.
- Photos and Photosets expand on hover (on Permalink pages).
- NEW: Ask and Submit open in popup windows for easy use.
- NEW: About twice as many customise options as before. Ability to style text in books and popup windows.
- NEW: Styled audio posts.
- NEW: Ability to add an FAQ.
- NEW: Hidden scrollbars when using Chrome or Safari. The theme still functions perfectly on other major browsers (I’ve tested on IE and Firefox too), but with the default scrollbars it looks a little clunky.
- Sidebar image, which can be hidden.
- The main set of links can be hidden too, if you’d rather type them into your description.
- The entire sidebar doesn’t scroll, but if you run out of room you can easily make it scroll with just a single tickbox.
- Optional infinite scroll.
- The shutters open and close when you click the title. They start automatically closed on the home page, and automatically open on permalink pages plus the ask/submit pages so that you don’t have to open them every time you refresh.
- Check out a set of easy instructions on creating a seamless image here.
- The title by default is the same font as the rest of the text on the page, but you can easily change it to something pretty by following these instructions. No html knowledge necessary.
- Works on all major browsers. Explorer doesn’t have any animations, meaning the shutters ‘snap’ open and closed, but that’s not really a problem.
Companion to the John Watson theme. Made to look almost exactly like the official Sherlock Holmes blog from the BBC Sherlock mini-series. It is not perfectly identical because I had to create all the images from scratch in photoshop. The blog creators made it impossible to pull the original images from the site (yeah yeah, copyright), so this theme has the closest I could manage.
- Can replace the header image.
- I have provided a photoshop file of the header with the grunge textures in it if you wish to play around with it and change the text. [link]
- You can edit the title and url of the tabs.
- Add extra titles to the sidebar by just copying the code provided in the description of the live preview.
- Compatible with all major browsers.
Made to look exactly like the official John Watson blog from the BBC Sherlock mini-series. Its counterpart, the Sherlock Holmes theme, will be coming next.
Edit: The Sherlock theme is now here.
- Every colour on the blog is cutomisable. Check the live preview for what those options are.
- Large font, though the font-size can be easily changed.
- Features the frozen hit-counter, which can be hidden.
- Option to display tags on the index page.
- Upload your own header.
- Ability to add extra modules down the right.
A note on adding modules:
I made it super easy to add new ones. All you have to do is scroll to the very bottom of the code and I have a clearly marked section labeled ‘Copy this for extra modules’. Copy it to the same section of code. After that you only have to replace the words ‘content here’ with your own content.
How to annoy Internet-Explorerians
A lot of people hate Internet Explorer with flaming passion, including me, so I devised a piece of code which you can add to any theme which will display the classic tumblr Over Capacity message to anyone using IE. Your blog will work exactly the same as before on every other browser type.
How to install it:
- Copy this code
- Open up the customise page on your blog and click “Edit HTML”
- Look for this:
- Delete that* and replace it with the code you copied in step one.
- If you wish, you may replace the default message with your own text.
- Click “Update Preview” then “Save”
*I have to note that if the ‘body’ tag on your theme has some text after it inside the triangular brackets, do NOT delete that. The code I have provided is split into two parts, before and after the head/body tags. You should copy the first half before the head/body tags, and the second half after the head/body tags. Look at how it is set out on pastebin and mimic that.
Send me a message if it doesn’t work, or if you find text appearing where it shouldn’t. I tried to cover everything, but there may have been one or two things I didn’t anticipate.
This theme was created specifically for theme-challenge's May challenge. The prompt was to create a theme inspired by a summer film (northern hemisphere, obviously). I didn't win anything, but that's okay. I'm posting it now for my followers to use if they like.
- Big heading with title, description and links
- Single column
- Wide layout
- Hover effects
- custom font and title
- Works on all major browsers
I recommend setting your page to display 6 or 12 posts per page, because this theme cycles through 6 different looks. This theme won’t work on lower versions of IE, but it works on the latest version and anyone who doesn’t have at least that doesn’t deserve to be catered to :P
This one was a request from circus beast. It is somewhat loosely based on the Noah’s Arc Circus featured in the Kuroshitsuji manga, though the appearance is closer to the artworks and cosplay surrounding it.
- Single column with a sidebar
- Optional scrolling or fixed background and decoration.
- All your page-links are shown. The first 4 are displayed as tassels, and if you have more than 4 they automatically appear in the sidebar.
- The background, tassels and all, is fully cutomisable. You can add your own background and change the position, tiling, and whether it scrolls.
- Optional infinite scroll.
- Works in the latest versions of all major browsers.
Be sure to check out the full list of customise features.
This was the first theme I ever released, and naturally I’ve gotten a lot better at theme-making since then so I fixed up a bunch of stuff and am re-releasing it.
- Single column
- Custom colours + white
- Fixed sidebar
- You can now switch which side the sidebar is on.
- Upload your own sidebar image (it will automatically resize to fit).
- Works in all major browsers.
This theme was a request by hogwarts-the-dark-musical. Hopefully I did a decent job. I had a challenge in trying to get some of the eccentric wizarding-world feel, while keeping everything legible. This is the result. Enjoy!
- 2-4 columns, auto-fits to the size of the page.
- Customisable background image, and colour if you remove the image.
- Tickbox to switch the position of the description and links.
- Tickbox to show/hide the RSS and Archive links.
- The ability to change the title size.
- Works on all major browsers.
This one was a request from a friend. Basically she wanted me to make a theme that looks like this website. I’ve added a bunch of customise options in, for anyone who doesn’t want to stick to the default images and colours.
- Big header with links, image and description
- Masonry-style layout
- Custom background
- Custom main image. I recommend uploading a square image, or it will get stretched.
- Aside from the black, most of the colours are customisable.
- Tested on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
As a side note, this is the first time I’ve used that masonry script. I’m pretty pleased with the result.